Wheels in motion to face road challenges
THE new boss in charge of Buckinghamshire’s roads has said he will work hard to get the ‘best road network and transportation links’ for the county.
County councillor for Chesham Mark Shaw, pictured, was recently selected by leader of Bucks County Council Martin Tett in a cabinet reshuffle to be the new portfolio holder for transport.
Mr Shaw said: “After being a deputy in the transport department at county hall for the last year it was a huge privilege to be appointed to the top role itself within the transport department.
“It is quite clear, especially after speaking to so many people in the recent elections, that there are a number of challenges that need to be faced in the coming weeks and months to ensure that we can get the wheels in motion to get the best road network and transportation links that we can in our county.
“I will work hard and ensure there is a clear and concise message going back to our contractors that we want the best possible job done in the most cost effective way and poor standards of work will not be tolerated.
“I look forward to working with the transport team and my deputy, Councillor Paul Irwin, in delivering our aims. I’m also very pleased that at the last full council meeting to have had approved an extra £3million to invest in our rural and unclassified road network which will further improve our road network.”
In the past four years the council has invested almost £70 million into Buckinghamshire’s roads and is committing a further £45million in the coming three years.